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post Feb 13 2008, 12:36 PM
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This morning i woke up with ringing ears and it's the first time it has ever happened to me so i'm quite worried. Yesterday i remember my left ear was starting to hurt a little so i went easy on it, and as far as i remember when i went to bed last night it was fine there was no ringing or anything. However this morning it was very noticeable that my left ear was ringing, just the left though.

I thought maybe it's how i'd slept or something or maybe if i get up, clean it have a shower etc it'll go away i just thought maybe i'm tired. But no it is still here and i'm a little concerned at the moment. Anyway else had a similar experience?
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post Feb 13 2008, 12:37 PM
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Are you practicing with headphones?


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post Feb 13 2008, 12:40 PM
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Yeah i rarely use my amp, but i don't practice loud
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post Feb 13 2008, 12:41 PM
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I have the same problem from time to time. Are your ears blocked deep inside? I clean my ears frequently but still have a build up of wax that I need touse olive oil to get rid of. You're in England so I advise going to the NHS Walk In Centre and asking them and they will be able to tell you if your ear is blocked with wax. You can then use Olive Oil and it should go.

Either that or you have been a naughty boy lol listening to music too loud or been partying too hard tongue.gif biggrin.gif


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post Feb 13 2008, 12:43 PM
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It's unclear what you did the day before? Rehearse or what?

Be carful about the ears, if it's ringing that may be a sign you're doining something too loud. If' it's hurting you could have counth an inflammation.

Always rehearse with earplugs! Watch out for sharp sounds - standing too close to PA vocals speaker or standing too cymbals.

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post Feb 13 2008, 12:45 PM
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Ok, i haven't a clue where my nearest NHS drop in centre is but i guess i'll try and find one. You mean you just pour olive oil in your ears and that's that? Well i do listen to loud music but not for long periods of time like some people. But i've been doing that for years, not all the time, and last night i had music on quite low actually.
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post Feb 13 2008, 12:45 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Feb 13 2008, 11:40 AM) *
Yeah i rarely use my amp, but i don't practice loud


I use headphones most of the time as well, and what I consider "not loud" is totally different to what my wife thinks, if ever I hand her the headphones she always says "turn it down!!" so possibly too loud, but I `d agree with Organisedconfusion as well, suggest you get them looked at, may be a build up of wax in your left ear that needs a clear out.


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post Feb 13 2008, 12:48 PM
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Yesterday i didn't do anything out of the ordinary. I got up, quite late, put on music for a bit, went out and got some lunch, watch a dvd in which the TV wasn't loud. Went in my room to practice for a bit, changed the strings because they snapped sad.gif. Had to go to work and then when i finished which was about half 9 came back practiced for a little bit and the volume wasn't high and listened to music a bit before i went to bed. I can't think of anything that would have seriously damaged my ears
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post Feb 13 2008, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 13 2008, 12:41 PM) *
blocked with wax. You can then use Olive Oil and it should go.

Seem to have many areas of use. Some eat it, some pur it into ears and some use it as a natural substitute for fastfret. wink.gif

I second that. If the earways are blocked it can ring. From time to time I have a problem with exema and when that happens ears shut, start ringing and my hearing gets bad.


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post Feb 13 2008, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Feb 13 2008, 11:45 AM) *
Ok, i haven't a clue where my nearest NHS drop in centre is but i guess i'll try and find one. You mean you just pour olive oil in your ears and that's that? Well i do listen to loud music but not for long periods of time like some people. But i've been doing that for years, not all the time, and last night i had music on quite low actually.

Yeah it sounds ridiculous but its actually the offical medical way you should clean your ears. You shouldn't use cotton buds really as they can be dangerous. Just a little olive oil in each ear keeps the wax gone. It sounds silly I know but ask your doctor or an NHS place and that is what they'll say.

I'll tell you now it'll either be 1) Listening to loud music, band practice, gigs etc. 2) Ear Infection (Would be painful) 3) Build up of wax deep in ear that is blocking and pressing against inner ear causing ringing (Olive Oil cure)


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post Feb 13 2008, 12:52 PM
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Thanks for all the replies, i'll look into that oil thing. Well i hope it goes away otherwise i think i'm going to go loopy :/
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post Feb 13 2008, 12:53 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Feb 13 2008, 11:50 AM) *
Seem to have many areas of use. Some eat it, some pur it into ears and some use it as a natural substitute for fastfret. wink.gif

I second that. If the earways are blocked it can ring. From time to time I have a problem with exema and when that happens ears shut, start ringing and my hearing gets bad.


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Olive Oil deserves an award biggrin.gif


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post Feb 13 2008, 01:03 PM
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Could olive oil help me? My ears have been ringing for almost three years... It didn't happen because something was too loud though, I hit my head on a concrete wall(don't ask how; it just happened) then they started ringing.

Edit. on second thought, I'm so used to it that I would probably freak out if it stopped so I'm not gonna go and pour olive oil in my ear...

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post Feb 13 2008, 01:09 PM
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QUOTE (Tuubsu @ Feb 13 2008, 02:03 PM) *
Could olive oil help me? My ears have been ringing for almost three years... It didn't happen because something was too loud though, I hit my head on a concrete wall(don't ask how; it just happened) then they started ringing.

Edit. on second thought, I'm so used to it that I would probably freak out if it stopped so I'm not gonna go and pour olive oil in my ear...


I believe that is called Tinnitus? That's what i'm hoping i haven't got
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post Feb 13 2008, 01:16 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Feb 13 2008, 02:09 PM) *
I believe that is called Tinnitus? That's what i'm hoping i haven't got


Can't one get rid of tinnitus then? I don't know, I thought tinnitus was just a fancier name for ears ringing...


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post Feb 13 2008, 01:30 PM
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I had ringing in my year for a year before knowing what it was and using olive oil which stopped it. It was weird not having the ringing.


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post Feb 13 2008, 01:35 PM
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QUOTE (Tuubsu @ Feb 13 2008, 01:16 PM) *
Can't one get rid of tinnitus then? I don't know, I thought tinnitus was just a fancier name for ears ringing...

One could say that. And Tinnitus is a companion for life sad.gif

But hear me, steve has ringing ears and cures it with olive oil and Tuubsu got ringing ears after hitting his head onto a concrete wall and shrugs it off. ohmy.gif
Why don't you go see a specialist about it, see if it's something that can be fixed? There's no reason waiting with that, mind if it's something that could be cured with antibiotics but instead of aquireing help waiting 6 months could scar and damage the eardrum leaving it impossible to mend.


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post Feb 13 2008, 01:51 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 13 2008, 02:30 PM) *
I had ringing in my year for a year before knowing what it was and using olive oil which stopped it. It was weird not having the ringing.


True you'd get used to it, but wasn't it better not having ringing ears all the time? By the way i don't have olive oil in my house, only sunflower oil sad.gif, anything else that'll do it?
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post Feb 13 2008, 01:58 PM
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Feb 13 2008, 12:51 PM) *
True you'd get used to it, but wasn't it better not having ringing ears all the time? By the way i don't have olive oil in my house, only sunflower oil sad.gif, anything else that'll do it?

No. Has to be Olive Oil. Its the properties that make it up that are important. It is very soft in nature and doesn't cause irritation and will softly weaken the wax and eventually it will clear up. It takes about 5 days of use before it will be clear if it's bad. You can buy olive oil for about 75p so it isn't a problem and I'd also buy a cheap applicator from Boots. It's the best way to clean ears. Lie on one side and put two drops in and lie there for a few minutes. Don't dab with kitchen roll apart from round the ear. Then turn over and do the other side.

It works wonders and isn't dangerous at all smile.gif Just use Olive Oil not other types of oil because of the properties smile.gif


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I would not reccoment practicing with headphones really..

I mean it keeps your neighbors happy, and late at night, but I would do it the least amount possible.



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